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Trend Micro Buys Third Brigade

CUPERTINO, Calif., and OTTAWA -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the Third Brigade business, a privately-held security and compliance software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Trend Micro is buying the business to accelerate its dynamic datacenter security strategy, and to provide customers with access to critical security and compliance software and vulnerability response services. These all contribute to protecting physical, virtual and cloud servers, and corporate endpoints, from sophisticated malware and malicious activity. The acquisition is subject to certain approvals, and is expected to close in the 2nd quarter of 2009.

Financial terms are not disclosed.

"Trend Micro has been a pioneer and global leader in server protection software for over ten years," said Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro. "This acquisition underscores our commitment to maintaining that leadership position, and accelerates our ongoing efforts to deliver innovative new solutions that are uniquely suited to dynamic datacenters, as they expand from physical to virtual and public/private cloud-computing environments."

Trend Micro Inc.